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The Girl With The ANSI Tattoo June 5, 2012

Posted by stuffilikenet in Brilliant words, Geek Stuff.

“I enjoyed the David Fincher remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo more than I thought I would. Rather than a shallow and cynical Hollywood cash-in, it’s actually a tense, atmospheric, only slightly voyeuristic crime thriller. My favourite part, though, was when Lisbeth Salander begins to solve a 40 year old murder cold case using SQL.”—oracle-WTF.blogspot.com

This fellow put together screenshots of Lisbeth Salander’s hack of the police database from the movie, to find that truly crappy “version” of MySQL was used to make this scene.


“Shocked moviegoers will have been left wondering why a genius-level hacker would outer-join to the Victims and Keywords tables only to use literal-text filter predicates that defeat the outer joins, whether MySQL has a LIKE operator, and why none of the victims’ initials are ‘R L’. “

In the comments that followed the shock was palpable, as was the stern condemnation:

“I was shocked to see such appallingly explicit portrayal of an entity-attribute-value model. Not to mention the sick insinuation of the presence of an in-lined BLOB.  Young impressionable minds witness this kind of thing and studies have shown they go out into the world and commit copy-cat acts.  Just this week I came across an EAV model that mirrored this scene in a chilling manner.  The BBFC must come down on this sort of thing and not merely assume they have discharged their social responsibility by slapping an 18 certificate on it. “

Author replies: “I did consider starting with a parental advisory that this blog post contained strong though ANSI-compliant language, but in the end I felt it detracted from the artistic integrity of the piece. “


Note to normal people: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is really messed up.  Don’t watch it.


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